The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Berkshire region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
South East / Berkshire
Rank 101 122 131
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 4 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.20% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Median daily rate £350 £360 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +15.20%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £295 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.16% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +32.30%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1881 2319 2605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.21% 92.13% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 908 1235 1294
Median daily rate £417 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 93 74
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £63.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.55%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Berkshire region that featured Software Tester in the job title.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Software Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Tester across the Berkshire region.

Software Tester Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Software Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Tester across the Berkshire region.

Software Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, Software Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) SOAP
3 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 4 (66.67%) SoapUI
4 3 (50.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (50.00%) Scrum
4 3 (50.00%) Web Services
5 2 (33.33%) Java
5 2 (33.33%) JIRA
5 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 1 (16.67%) User Experience
6 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
6 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
6 1 (16.67%) REST
6 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
6 1 (16.67%) Trac
6 1 (16.67%) Open Source
6 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
6 1 (16.67%) BDD
6 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 1 (16.67%) QA
6 1 (16.67%) IVR

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 4 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) Bugzilla
4 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (16.67%) Subversion
4 1 (16.67%) Trac
General
1 1 (16.67%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) SOAP
2 3 (50.00%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) IVR
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) CRM
4 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Open Source
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat